All manuscripts published by this Journal are digitally made available to the entire world under an open-access license, which entails that;
- It is free, unrestricted, and unlimited access to the published manuscript in JD – FEWS.
- There is the freedom to reuse the published manuscript subject to appropriate citation and referencing in JD – FEWS.
- The published manuscript is accessible to all individuals irrespective of institutions or geographical locations.
There is no need for permission to reuse all or part of the articles published by JD – FEWS, either figures, tables, equations, or any mathematical formulae. According to the Open Access Creative Commons license, any part of the article may be reused without permission from JD – FEWS, provided that there is an appropriate citation and referencing.
JD – FEWS is committed to the Berlin Declaration on open access to knowledge in the science and humanities (https://openaccess.mpg.de/Berlin-Declaration), Bethesda statement on Open Access Publishing (https://www.ouvrirlascience.fr/bethesda-statement-on-open-access-publishing/#:~:text=We%20believe%20that%20open%20access,and%20freely%20useable%20as%20possible.) and Budapest Open Access Initiative (https://www.budapestopenaccessinitiative.org/).
Open Access and its Advantages
Open access is a phenomenon where publications by publishing journals are made free for accessibility and reproduction, subject to appropriate citation and referencing, without legal, financial, or technical barriers in accessibility. This means anyone from anywhere can search, read, download, copy, print, or distribute the information in JD – FEWS publication. Open access is the availability of information without financial or legal restrictions. Open Access advantages include the following;
- High visibility of research work and researcher across the globe.
- High citation of publication.
- Increment in the usage of research.
- Increase in the impact of research
- Quick accessibility of research
- Free or low publishing cost.
- Increases in partnership and collaboration across the globe.
- Easy location of research work.